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Global Dental Brigades

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
GDB
Purpose:
Dental Brigades provides urgent and preventive dental services in communities with limited access to healthcare. In conjunction with its sister program, Medical Brigades, we travel to Central America to establish mobile dental clinics. Each of the communities served receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated primarily with prophylactic cleaning, fluoride treatment and extractions, with hopes of launching full-fledged restorative care. Dental Brigades also focuses on prevention with dental hygiene workshops. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up to ensure any dental procedures were successful and to conduct community health worker trainings to empower local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of dental care.
Year Founded:
2011
Membership Dues:
$25 per year
Admits Members:
All Year

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Chris Ponce
Public Contact E-mail Address:
tamucampuschair@gmail.com
Public Contact Phone Number:
713-376-9440

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
College of Science
Non-Academic Department:
Other

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
31-50
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts community members as members
  • Our organization membership will be required to meet specific GPR requirements
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Once per semester
Fundraising Events:
Three or more times per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Once per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Never
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Never
New Member Orientation/Training:
Never
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Never
Domestic US Travel:
Never
International Travel:
Once per semester